Wednesday, August 29, 2012

DIY: Jewelry Holder

Every woman has a fascination for accessories and usually it's something we put on our bodies, may it be these beautiful diamonds on our fingers, dangling chandelier earrings or a gorgeous statement necklace. Now with the endless supply of jewelry every where, it makes it hard to keep track and organize what we pick up time after time. In my case, my mother and I have this love for jewelry especially earrings, but we can never find a jewelry holder that could fit everything. So here is where DIY comes in hand.

Our original earrings holder was an iron board base that was put up on my closet door. It was efficient, simple and pretty much held all our earrings, the only problem was our necklaces didn't have a place; so jewelry was still cluttered around my room. Of course with a baby coming around that time, jewelry scattered in the room was not an option so we had to think up of something better. And I must say we definitely came up with something better, thanks to my dad for being the amazing, handy dandy carpenter of our household.

So basically with a couple of items found at home and/or at your local hardware store, you can come up with a beautiful, functional piece in your room. 

Now I unfortunately don't have step by step photos of how my dad assembled this, but I will do my very best in explaining to you how he did it. So basically all you need to do is cut the perfboard into the size of your frame and nail it into place. Now for my case, we used a dresser's mirror frame. Yes it is quite big and that's what we were aiming for. It's up to you what size of frame you want to work with. After securing the perfboard onto your frame, you may now place your bolts and nuts on the perfboard. The best part of using a perfboard is because of the pre-made holes on the board, you can adjust how many bolts and nuts you want to put for your jewelry. It could be systemically placement of every 4 holes or it could be random placings. It's all up to you. After that you're pretty much all set to go. You can either hang your frame on the wall, place it against a wall or table or even place it on an easel. Anything goes and now you're free to hang up your jewelry!

This is how we first arranged the jewelry.

And this is how it looks now. We adjusted the placement of bolts and nuts so that it could fit more of our necklaces and even our bracelets. What do you think? We can't wait to put up more jewelry now!

Well I hope this DIY jewelry holder has inspired you to go creative in how to store and organize your jewelry. Happy DIY-ing!

Monday, August 27, 2012

New Beginning.

Hello hello lovelies!

I am finally back to my blogging self. I have been quite busy lately thus why the MIA status but now with things finally getting into order (in some sort of way) I am finally back to blog. This time, actual blogging. Hehe. So what have I been up to? We will let the picture do the talking.

On June 13, I gave birth to my sweetie pie boy, Elijah Jethro. From then on, it has been sleepless nights, tshirts covered in baby vomit and the smell of baby poo as my perfume. Not exactly the glamorous life but a life I've been totally enjoying. It has been truly a journey of God's overflowing grace during my pregnancy and now with motherhood under my belt, His grace is just even more overflowing. Now that Elijah is 2 months old, our daily routine is much more stable compared to before so now I have time to actually type up a post. I probably won't be able to take as much outfit posts as I used to (unless you guys dig the whole haggard mom look as an outfit post then maybe I can do that. haha. I'm joking okay,) but I will definitely be trying my best to update my blog more from now on.

Also, you may have noticed by now, the change in my blog header plus sidebar. I've cleaned it up a bit (well actually a whole lot) compared to how it looked before. I did the same to my other blog to maintain a uniformity. Now it's easier to access my other accounts plus my blog looks a whole lot more cleaner and simpler.

So that's pretty much it, I'll end my post with a photo spam of my lil guy. He's 2 months old now so he's grown a lot. You'll see it in the pictures. Haha! Enjoy!

Most of these pics (actually probably all of them) are on my Instagram. Follow me! @velire